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Fri. 10:01 a.m.: World markets slip on renewed fears over virus outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets slipped today after a spike in new virus cases in South Korea and other countries refueled investor anxiety about China's disease outbreak. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney closed down and London, Frankfurt and other European indexes were trading ...

Fri. 9:51 a.m.: New virus has infected more than 76,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 76,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of ...

Fri. 9:34 a.m.: China to play 2022 World Cup qualifiers in neutral Thailand

ZURICH (AP) — China will play two World Cup qualifying games next month in neutral Thailand because of the virus outbreak in the country, FIFA said today. China was to host the Maldives on March 26 and travel to face Guam, a U.S. territory, five days later. Both games will now be played ...

Fri. 9:30 a.m.: Iran votes in parliament elections that favor conservatives

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians voted for a new parliament today, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and U.S. pressure isolates the country diplomatically. The disqualification of more than 7,000 potential candidates, most of ...

Thu. 10:03 a.m.: Hong Kong volunteers make homemade masks to combat virus

HONG KONG (AP) — Volunteers from a Hong Kong theater group are turning their backstage skills to helping fight the new virus, sewing reusable protective face masks for those who can't access or afford them. Jo Ngai, a drama lover and founder of the group Nonsensemakers, along with her ...

Thu. 9:08 a.m.: Iran announces 3 new cases of new virus after 2 deaths

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said today that three more people have been infected with the new virus that originated in central China, following an announcement the day before that two people had died of the illness caused by the virus in the Iranian city of Qom. Meanwhile, South Korea ...

Thu. 8:56 a.m.: New virus has infected more than 75,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of ...

Thu. 8:51 a.m.: Global stocks mostly slip as virus weighs on companies

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly dipped today as several companies estimated that the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China will weigh on their earnings. France's CAC 40 edged down 0.2 percent to 6,099 and Germany's DAX fell 0.2 percent to 13,765. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,458. ...

Wed. 12:30 p.m.: Tech companies lead US stocks higher as virus fears subside

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies led stocks higher in midday trading today as investors set aside some of their concerns about the virus outbreak that originated in China. New cases of the virus fell for a second straight day. China’s top diplomat told counterparts in Southeast Asia ...

Wed. 12:10 p.m.: Conservative group seeks end to death penalty in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A newly formed conservative group is seeking an end to the death penalty in Ohio at a time when executions have ground to a halt in the state and the House speaker has questioned whether capital punishment should be reconsidered. Ohio Conservatives Concerned About the ...

Tues. 12:15 p.m.: Warren auto shop destroyed by overnight fire

WARREN - Fire crews responded to a fire at D and J Auto, 1739 Niles Road SE, at about 2:45 this morning. The single story wood frame building sustained significant damage due to the fire. No other building was damaged and there were no injuries. Local and state investigators are working ...

Tues. noon: Boy Scouts’ future uncertain after bankruptcy filing

The Associated Press Barraged with sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. The Chapter 11 filing in federal ...

Tues. 11:50 a.m.: Trump pardons ex-San Francisco 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the Boardman native who formerly owned the San Francisco 49ers who was convicted in a gambling fraud scandal. DeBartolo Jr., who built the San Francisco 49ers' 1980s-'90s dynasty, was involved in one of the biggest ...

Mon. 11:05 a.m.: Virus fears rise after Cambodia’s acceptance of cruise ship

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading the deadly virus that began in China has taken an unfortunate turn after a passenger released from the ship tested positive for the ...

Mon. 10:45 a.m.: Burglar invades Liberty home, assaults residents

LIBERTY - A couple reported a home invasion and assault at 960 Royal Arms Drive, early this morning, according to Trumbull County 911. The couple were awakened shortly after 3 a.m. by the noise of someone breaking into their home. The burglar was described wearing dark clothing, a mask and a ...

Fri. 9:37 a.m.: No ‘Plan B’ for Olympics; questions over Chinese presence

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said today there is no "Plan B" for the 2020 Games, which open in just over five months and have been jolted by the outbreak of a virus in neighboring China. The coronavirus has infected almost 64,000 people ...

Fri. 9:22 a.m.: Cruise stranded by virus fears ends with roses in Cambodia

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Hundreds of cruise ship passengers long stranded at sea by virus fears cheered as they finally disembarked today and were welcomed to Cambodia by the nation's authoritarian leader who handed them flowers. Prime Minister Hun Sen agreed to let the Westerdam dock ...

Fri. 9:13 a.m.: Global shares steady but virus concerns keep buying in check

LONDON (AP) — Global shares recovered their poise today though continuing concerns about the economic impact of the virus outbreak that began in China kept market gains in check. On Thursday, concerns related to the outbreak accentuated when new figures showed a sharp increases in the ...